Disability Awareness Week

Disability Awareness Week is a series of events aimed at educating the Iowa State University community about the wide variety of disabilities, bringing awareness to the barriers faced by many of these individuals, and advocating for a more accessible ISU. 

Disability Awareness Week 2019: Intersectionality 

Sunday, October 13 - Friday, October 18

Sunday, October 13 
Design Charette
10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 
Sun Room, Memorial Union 

Student led charette to consider the design of regenerative housing for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

Rethinking the Future of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in American Cities: Collective Impact Approaches to Address Social Determinants to Health and Improve Outcomes for Housing, People, and Neighborhoods
6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. 
South Ballroom, Memorial Union 

Lecture by Brian H. Hurd, Equitable Planner and Developer 

Monday, October 14
Disability Awareness Week Kick-off 
10:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 
Outside Parks Library 

Swing by for goodies, information, and engaging discussions! 

Accessible Game Night
6 p.m.- 8 p.m. 
Carver Hall Lobby 

Come and join for a night filled of accessible games and fun!

Tuesday, October 15 
Speaker: Judy Huemann 

12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. 
Marston Hall 3300 

Speech from an internationally recognized disability rights activist and a student panel. Learn more about Judy here: https://www.ted.com/speakers/judith_heumann 

My Journey with Tourette's 
5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. 
Gallery Room, Memorial Union

Hear from Trevor Smith, who has one of the most extreme cases of Tourette's in the world. Learn more about Trevor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1gPC85TU_Y

Wednesday, October 16 
Alliance for Disability Awareness (ADA) Ice Cream Social & Scholarship Presentation
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Student Services Building
Ice cream, button making, and a scholarship presentation.

Movie: "The Way He Looks" 
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Science Hall II, Room 233

Accessible movie night! Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationships with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel. 

Thursday, October 17 
Neurodiversity Improv Workshop
5 p.m.- 6 p.m. 
Parks Library 0198 

Applied improvisation (improv) is a fun and interactive way to practice and enhance executive functioning skills (working memory, flexible thinking, focus, and self-control) as well as build social confidence in communication and collaboration.  Please join us to play some low-risk improv games with brief discussions in the context of neurodiversity and support!

Friday, October 18 
Step into My World 

11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Parks Library Awning

Have you ever wanted to try navigating in a wheelchair or with a white cane?  Stop by during this event to experience using a mobility assistance device. 

American Sign Language: Deaf Culture and Language 
11 a.m.- noon 
Gallery Room, Memorial Union 

Attendees will learn about the deaf culture, and learn basic ASL signs. 

ITS Digital Accessibility Lab 
1 p.m.- 2 p.m. 
Durham 108 

Come and visit the new lab where students have access to assistive technology resources.